Can internet marketing be a long term business?

Here is the basic, honest, truth: most of the people get into Internet Marketing because they are convinced it is an easy way to earn quick money. Their approach is to make a fast website, put up some advertising and a few affiliate links and then sit back and watch while they earn real cash. There are a large amount of individuals who do this and also earn lots of money on the internet. But what if you want more than some extra or even quick cash (quick cash, naturally being a misnomer)? Can Internet Marketing really be leveraged to produce a worthwhile and long term career?

The quick and dirty answer is that yes, you are able to make Internet Marketing your long term and sustainable career. You only need to take on the project properly. The procedures and programs you use to build something to earn fast money are not all that different than the methods and systems you will use to build long term profits. So what would you do if you need to develop a sustainable career on the internet?

It is very important that the first thing you do, in order to earn long term money online, is accept the fact that you are going to have to do real work. You will have to do actual and real work on a daily basis and you will have days when you feel fantastic about what you do and days when you wish you could find something else to take on. This causes it to be just about like every other occupation that is out there. If you want to produce lasting cash flow by working lots right now and not at all later on then you are going to be in for a rude awakening in a little while. So be ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

There are a few ventures that lend themselves much better to a long term career than others will. Affiliate marketing, to use one example, is a great task for someone who wants to earn money on a part time basis or to supplement your already existent income. Is it truly possible to earn a full time income in this manner? You could if you pick out only the right products and then work like crazy to promote them. A far better approach, nevertheless, is to create your own products or websites and then promote those. This gives you full control over the projects you take on and how you accomplish them. And you will end up more likely to stick with it in the long run. If you want to give a service on the web this works much the same way. Writers, for example, need to create websites for themselves and create portfolios that they can point to as examples of their work.

Finally, perhaps the most significant thing that you need to recognize is that, when you want to build a long term and reliable income on the internet, you need to truly dedicate yourself to your task. You might have fun and feel rewarded by your efforts but first you should tell yourself "yes, I really want to do this." Making a half hearted effort is not about to get you anywhere.

by: Tanaka Ara

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How to improve your YouTube videos: Five tips from professional filmmakers

More than 4 billion videos are viewed each day on YouTube, according to statistics from the online video site. This means it's a great place for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their work to a large, international audience. However, only 30 percent of all YouTube videos get 99 percent of the views on YouTube, according to media-monitoring authority Cision.

"While advances in digital cameras and technology make it easier for everyone to create their own videos, it's challenging for aspiring filmmakers to create videos that reach the right people and get noticed on crowded outlets like YouTube," says Gail Fisher, award-winning photo editor and department chair of the School of Film/Communication at Brooks Institute, a leading provider of higher education for film, visual journalism, graphic design and photography. "The good news is that there are simple things you can do to increase the quality of your videos and maximize exposure based on what works for professional filmmakers." andnbsp;
Here are five tips from Fisher and Karen Farfan, a visual journalist and student at Brooks Institute, on how to make your YouTube videos stand out from the crowd:

* Find inspiration. Everyone has a story to tell. Take inspiration from your surroundings and people you know - go visit your favorite place, try something new, observe people in their everyday lives - and use what moves you to tell a story that will appeal to the masses. According to Farfan, the trick is telling a story in a way that will intrigue an audience - even those who don't relate well with your subject matter.

* Establish an audience and engage viewers. To build an audience, recruit friends and family to watch and share your videos, and post links to your videos on your blog, website and social networks. Use compelling keywords and cover images for your videos to attract people browsing for the content you've created. If users can find your video easily through common search terms and are captivated by your cover images, they're more likely to watch your videos and share them. Then hook your viewers within the first 30 seconds. Use beautiful imagery, an eye-opening quote or something unexpected, followed by a conflict that will encourage them to continue watching for a resolution.

* Less is more. Both with the length of your video and the text throughout, brevity will make your videos more engaging. Instead of using text or quotes to explain your story, let your videos communicate through visuals for a succinct message. To keep it simple, Farfan ensures that her stories can communicate a message well visually before even adding in text or audio during the editing process.

* Post often. Create content as often as possible without letting the quality of your work suffer. Keeping your YouTube site updated will encourage your followers to keep coming back for more and also attract new viewers. Farfan sets a goal of posting one new video per month to her site. Create your own goal, taking other work and personal commitments into account, and work to achieve it, whether it's daily, weekly or monthly.

* Have fun. If you're passionate about your work, it will show in your videos.

Courtesy of BPT

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How to write a professional real estate property description that sells

There are do's and don'ts when it comes to writing a professional property description that sells. An effective property description can determine whether or not you sell the property.


To begin, your headline must jump out from the page and catch the attention of the buyer. Make the headline appealing with captivating and positive words.


Always begin your description with the selling points of the property. List the best features first to keep the attention of the buyer. Use adjectives to spice up the description. For example, instead of stating dining room, try spacious dining room for your family to gather and share a meal. Let the buyer know why they will want the selling points of the house.

It's important to sell the area to potential buyer as well. Are you selling to someone looking for a single family home or a multi-million dollar estate? Highlight points in the area that appeal to your buyer like schools, shopping, public transportation, etc.


Include the geographical area in your description. Many buyers are looking to buy in a specific area.


Including the price of the property is especially important for the sale by owners. Price inclusion is also a way to screen potential buyers.

Call to Action:

End your description with encouraging words for buyers to call you. Give them a reason for a call to action. "This beautiful property will go fast, call now for more details."


Choose your words wisely and keep them positive. Certain words sound better and are more appealing to potential buyers. For instance try cozy instead of small.

Now that you know what should go into an effective property description, you need to know what shouldn't. Avoid the following:

* Spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes

* Uncommon abbreviations

* Clich├ęs

* Jargon

* Passive voice

* Over the top vocabulary

Write in the present tense and make sure to include words like you and your in your description. This way potential buyers will feel as though you are speaking directly to them.

by: Rose Manning
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Rising Interest Rates in the Louisville Market

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A lot of my clients have been asking me how the rising interest rates will affect the sale of their property. While historically interest rates are still low, they are increasing from the 3% we saw just a few months ago. Those low interest rates definitely stimulated the market, below inventory was at eight months, which means if no other homes came on the market, it would take eight months to sell every listing. Today it is now 4.5 months.

If you’re selling your home, even with 4% interest rates, you will still see a lot of activity in the housing market. On the other hand, if rates increase to 5% or higher, you will see things slow down.

Remember to work with the market. Price your home properly and respond to the feedback you are getting at showings. Work with the market, not against it.

In other news, I wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July! I have a list of links for holiday events going on around you!

4th of July Activities in Your Market          

Waterfront Independence Festival Returns July 3, 4

2013 Crescent Hill Fourth of July Festival

fireworks sightseeing cruise
Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2013
Times: 7:30pm-11:00pm

Wednesday, July 3, 1:00 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series
Rick Bell : Louisville's Waterfront

Thursday, July 4, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Celebrate our nation's Independence in the style of the early Republic. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds of Locust Grove.

Kentucky Flea Market Fourth of July Spectacular 2013

SALT RIVER MUSIC FEST in Buillett County
Music and

Looks like FUN!!!!!!